July 7 – My Blue Orpington chick.  I am so very pleased!   I am pretty sure the other two (the light blue splashes) are pullets.  This one I’m not as sure of.  I am hopeful it, too, is a pullet because I really do not need more cockerels.  Some of the other chicks from this hatching are most obviously cockerels and will most likely end up in the freezer.  I don’t know of anyone who wants mixed parentage cockerels.  It’s hard enough to find homes for purebred ones.